Keefe Kares, the charitable branch of Keefe Real Estate, will host its 5th annual celebration at a new venue this year! The celebration will take place at Hawks View Golf Club on Friday, Nov. 1, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $30 each and include a fish and chicken dinner buffet, two drink tickets, live music, a silent auction, raffles, and a live auction. Tickets are required and may be purchased online here.
According to Keefe’s President & CEO Tom Keefe, “Our goal with the celebration is to raise funds for local organizations and drive awareness to the invaluable work they provide our community.”
Keefe Kares is a 501c3 foundation which distributed more than $75,000 to 28 local charities in 2018. Money raised by the Keefe Kares Foundation comes from several sources. Nearly 70% of the donations come from individual agents and staff, many of whom have contributions automatically deducted from every commission or paycheck throughout the year. Their financial contributions are further matched by Keefe Real Estate.
An annual tradition at the celebration is to spotlight one organization supported by the foundation. This year, the board unanimously voted to honor the Special Methods in Learning Equine Skills (SMILES) organization for the essential services they provide to our local community.
SMILES is a 501c3 organization that offers individuals with special needs, of all ages, the joy of participating in an equine assisted program which provides social, emotional, physical, and personal rewards. Through a powerful partnership with horses, individuals improve their skills and attain therapeutic goals, moving them even closer to their maximum potential of capability and self-sufficiency.
In 2018, rolling-grant gifts were made by the Keefe Kares board to the following 501c3 organizations of service excellence: Association for Prevention of Family Violence; Aquanuts Adaptive Ski Program; Big Brothers/Big Sisters; Big Foot Emergency Food Pantry; Delavan Food Pantry; Elkhorn Food Pantry; Geneva Lake Conservancy; Kisses from Keegan & Friends Pediatric Cancer Foundation; Lake Geneva Food Pantry; Love Inc.; Open Arms Free Clinic; Sharing Center; Side by Side; SMILES; Special Olympics; Spirit of Hope Homeless Shelter; St. Mary’s Memorial Food Pantry; Transitional Living Center; Tree House; Twin Lakes Area Food Pantry; Twin Oaks Homeless Shelter; United Way; VIP Services; Walworth County Food Pantry; Walworth County Literacy Council; and the Water Safety Patrol.
This year’s Fall Celebration on Nov. 1 is generously sponsored by community partners: Draper & Kramer; Sottrel Hotel Group; Diamond Residential Mortgage; Ulla & Bertil Brunk Foundation; Creekside Landscape Development; First Business Bank; Southeastern Title LLC; INmortgage; Omega Homes; The Design Coach; First Midwest Bank; First National Bank and Trust; Egert Law, S.C.; Meridian Direct; Trinity Retirement Solutions LLC; B&J Tree & Landscape; Aurora Health Care; Blackhawk Bank; Associated Bank; Johnson Financial Group; Mercyhealth; Advia Credit Union; Town Bank; Market Street; Stebnitz Builders; Flitcroft Septic Service; Whiteglove Home Inspection; First Citizens State Bank; Castle Maintenance LLC; Home State Bank; Hummel Construction; Stinebrink’s Piggly Wiggly; CliftonLarsenAllen LLP; and Gage Marine.
To purchase tickets, please click here.
For more information about the Fall Celebration at Hawks View Golf Club, or the Keefe Kares foundation in general, please contact Katrina Lubinski at 262-348-3215 or firstname.lastname@example.org.